Paper towels are on my short list of aggravating and wasteful habits that can be improved without a whole lot of work. In this 4 minute TEDx talk, Joe Smith lays out a super simple two step way to use a single paper towel to dry hands in the bathroom.
Everybody with me? Shake and fold!
Be sure to stick around for his punch line at the end of the talk.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR(S)
David Wogan is an engineer and policy researcher who writes about energy, technology, and policy.
David's academic and professional background includes a unique blend of technology and policy in the field of energy systems. Most recently, David worked at Austin Energy, a Texas municipal utility, implementing a Department of Energy stimulus grant related to energy efficiency. Previously, David was a member of the Energy & Climate Change team at the White House Council on Environmental Quality for the Obama Administration.
David holds two Master's degrees from The University of Texas at Austin in Mechanical Engineering and Public Affairs. While at UT, David was a researcher in the Webber Energy Group, where his research focused on advanced biofuel production to offset petroleum use in the transportation sector. David holds a Bachelor's of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from The University of Texas at Austin, where he researched nuclear non-proliferation measurement technology.
David is a 2013 Aspen Institute Journalism Scholar, joining a select group of journalists from Slate, ABC News, and The New York Times.